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Bob Boze Bell Author- TRUE WEST MOMENTS

TRUE WEST MOMENTS

by Bob Boze Bell

Arizona’s Most Outrageous Historian

History with some bark!

Where Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Bob Boze Bell tells it like it is, true history, warts and all, with a pinch of outrageousness thrown in.  Go to bobozebell.net for contact info and book signings.

Some history you can chuckle at!

“I always look forward to Bob Boze Bell’s TRUE WEST MOMENTS.  These fascinating and colorful little nuggets of information keep the history of the Old West alive and lively.”- Marshall Trimble, Official Arizona State Historian

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Susan M. Ballard Author- ALL ABOUT ARIZONA

ALL ABOUT ARIZONA

by Susan M. Ballard

Susan M. Ballard is proud to announce her second non-fiction book, titled ALL ABOUT ARIZONA, released by Goose Flats Publishing, Tombstone, Arizona.  ALL ABOUT ARIZONA is a collection of previously published newspaper and magazine articles documenting some of the most important people, places, and events in the history of the state.  ALL ABOUT ARIZONA also includes light-hearted pieces and informational articles told in a manner certain to interest and entertain the reader.  ALL ABOUT ARIZONA is available in Sierra Vista at Hastings, in Pearce at The Prickly Pear Emporium, through the publisher at http://www.gooseflats.com and through Susan’s website at http://www.smballard.com.  Price $9.99.

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42.  No. 1.  February/March 2013

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Dan Baldwin Author- CALDERA BOOK II: A MAN ON FIRE

CALDERA BOOK II: A MAN ON FIRE

by Dan Baldwin

Dan Baldwin’s CALDERA BOOK II: A MAN ON FIRE, published by Red Willow Books, is now available through three major distribution channels: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

Caldera, the “sometimes son” of his blood father, Bull McKenzie, and Prospect, the Shakespeare-quoting Pima warrior who raised him, enters the backwaters of Western legend. Guilt over killing his wife and unborn child has driven him nearly insane. Prospect send him on a quest, a vengeance trail, to burn out the madness. He dedicates his life to the destruction of a vicious gang, led by the bandit Malon. These are the men who raped and murdered his blood mother, a sickly prostitute who had worked at the Bull ‘N Belle whorehouse. All trails lead to an inevitable violent and bloody confrontation where all the events began- a small Arizona mining community called Privy.

Taken from The Write Word, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 40. No. 5 Oct./Nov. 2011

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Karl W. Hoffman Fimmaker- LIFE IN A DAY: BORDER CROSSING

      Crossing the American-Mexican Border

      by Karl W. Hoffman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TivA_Leql4

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Steve Brown Author- SOL Y SOMBRA, short stories from the Sonoran Desert

      SOL Y SOMBRA

      Short Stories from the Sonoran Desert

      by Steve Brown

      From the intriguing desert of the Southwest, Arizona native Steve Brown brings forth a unique collection of stories that connect the lives of two families with a rugged land and with each other in SOL Y SOMBRA. 

      From Tiny Island Press (www.tinyisland.org)

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Arizona Historical Society-Let’s Make History Books to read

      HISTORY BOOKS TO READ

      AMBUSH AT BLOODY RUN: THE WHAM PAYMASTER ROBBERY OF 1889 by Larry D. Ball.   2000, 206 pp.., maps, illus.  ISBN  0-910037-40-X.  $34.95  hard-cover

      ANTRIM IS MY STEPFATHER’S NAME: THE BOYHOOD OF BILLY THE KID by Jerry Weddle.  Forward by Robert M. Utley.  1993, 94 pp, maps, illus.   ISBN 0-910037-31-0  $16.95 soft-cover

      ARIZONA’S COWBOY CAVALRY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE ARIZONA ROUGH RIDERS by Charles H. Herner.  1998, 23 pp., illus.  $5.00 soft-cover. 

      BEFORE REBELLION: LETTERS & REPORTS OF JACOBO SEDELMAYER, S. J.  translated by Donald Matson, with an introduction and annotations by Bernard L. Fontana.   1996, 96 pp., maps.  ISBN 0-910037-37-X,  $65,00 hard-cover. 

      CAMP RENO: OUTPOST IN APACHERIA 1867-1870 by Jim Schrier.  Forward by Dan Thrapp.  1992, 77 pp., maps, illus.  ISBN 0-910037. $14.95 soft-cover

      CAVALRY YELLOW & INFANTRY BLUE: ARMY OFFICERS IN ARIZONA BETWEEN 1851 AND 1886 by Constance Wynn Altshuler  1991, 406 pp.  ISBN 0-910037.  $45.00 hard-cover

      Arizona Historical Society

     Publications Division, Arizona HistoricalSociety, 949 E. 2nd St., Tucson, Az. 85719-4898

     Orders must be paid in advance.   Check or money order payable to the Arizona Historical Society, or with your complete credit card in information. 

     Shipping and handling: $3.00 first book, $1.00 each additional book.

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Susan Clardy- SOMETIMES THE BLUES: THE LETTERS AND DAIRIES OF FRANK HAMMON, A LONELY FRONTIERSMAN IN GLOBE AND PHOENIX, 1882-1889, History

      SOMETIMES THE BLUES: THE LETTERS AND DIARIES OF FRANK HAMMON, A LONELY FRONTIERSMAN IN GLOBE AND PHOENIX, 1882-1889 by Susan Clardy.  Foreword by Don Dedera

      Frank Hammon was among the flood of educated young men who came west in the late-1800’s seeking adventure and fortune, and found instead hardship, tragedy and back-breaking work.  Unlike many of his contemporaries, Hammon recorded his thoughts and the daily routine of his life in letters to family and in a private diary.  In her engaging book, Hammon’s great granddauhter fills in the gaps in his description of life in the bustling mining town of Globe and the farming community of Phoenix, and paints a vivid picture of the world around him that includes such colorful characters as the Apache Kid, Sherif Glenn Reynolds, scout Al Sieber, gun-men Black Jack Newman and Ed Tewksbury, and future governor George W. P. Hunt.  Miner, lawman, rancher, and swimming pool operator, Frank Hammon was a frontier Everyman.  His diaries and letters, supplemented by Susan Clardy’s meticulous research, provide a revealing view of ordinary men and women struggling to survive in territorial Arizona.

      2007, 328 pages

      ISBN 0-910037-47-7

      $39.95

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